I'm pretty much a free workout spirit. I'll try any workout at least once. So when my friend Wes asked if I wanted to try a Kettle Bell class I said sure. How bad could it be?
The answer is really fucking bad. But I brought it on myself.
You see I did the class just minutes after running almost 3 miles. I made that decision after texting my friend and gym trainer Jason.
My question- I want to get a long run in, will it kill me if I do it before Kettle Bell class?
His response- No, you'll be fine. Good to get cardio beforehand!
my verdict- Jason secretly hates me.
It was a trial class at the gym so there were about 5 of us taking it... including Jason... and the instructor was super down to earth and funny. She also tried to make me use a 15 pound kettle bell. I opted for the 12 pound option.
Then we loosened up our muscles. I knew I was in trouble when my legs started hurting during the damn warm up.
Then we started the workout. Squats, lifts, abs. I can't remember much of the class now because I was more concerned with the fact that I was super smelly.
Seriously,between the run and the weights I was drenched in sweat. I looked like a sunburned blowfish.
But I got a good workout, as I headed home to take a cold shower, I felt kind of powerful. Like fuck you gym. 2 hours of sweat didn't kill me.
Of course the next day when I woke up and I was sore in places I didn't even know I could be sore... I wasn't so powerful.